Trevino named to new position
Cougar News Services
The turnover rate among UH administrators
continued to escalate when former Executive Director of Affirmative Action
and Equal Employment
Ileana Trevino was named the University's
new Vice Chancellor/Vice President for University Advancement.
Trevino's appointment will next be submitted
to the UH System Board of Regents for approval during its February meeting.
Trevino will replace
Kathy Stafford, who resigned the position
effective Dec. 21 to pursue other interests.
"Trevino brings great skills in management
as well as in internal and external relationship building, which are so
critical for a strong university
advancement program," UH System Chancellor
and UH President Arthur K. Smith said. "She has clearly demonstrated that
she has the
leadership qualities and administrative
skills needed at this time by both the UH System and the UH main campus.
"I believe that (her) addition to our senior
management team will allow us to do extraordinary things with the opportunities
and resources that the
state of Texas and the city of Houston
can potentially make available with this university."
Trevino had held her position in the Office
of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity since 1998.
She has also served as deputy director
for equal employment at the National Institute of Health in Washington,
Trevino has close ties to the Houston community
and has been active as a national representative for Hispanic issues. She
served two terms —
1987 through '88 and 1996 through '97
— while on the U.S. Senate Task Force on Hispanic Affairs.
She attended Boston College where she earned
her Bachelor of Arts before going on to Boston University to earn a Master
of Arts degree. She
also received UH's Chancellors Equity
Award for outstanding performance in '99.